Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Third Funniest Thing Ever

This is not really a joke. It actually happened to someone. To someone like one of my college friends who is very embarrassed about all personal bodily functions. I will not say who that person is because she would be embarrassed if I said it was her. All things having to do with sex, procreation and feminine products are off limits in conversations with her. She's a very intelligent woman who just has a couple personal hang-ups. Don't we all?
Anyway, this didn't happen to her, but you should be thinking of her or someone like her when you read this story.
A woman goes in to a store to buy some feminine hygiene products. Because she's uncomfortable with anyone knowing exactly what she needs she picks up about five or six other things- toothpaste, tomatoes, yogurt, milk, bread- you get the idea.
She chooses the line with the female checker and discreetly places her few items on the checker's counter. When the checker runs her box of feminine hygine products over the scanner nothing rings up, so she picks up the phone and broadcasts over the store, "Price check on Tampax! Price check on Tampax!" The woman is embarrassed and a little miffed.
Imagine everyone's shock when this response is heard over the entire store, "Is that the kind you push in with your thumb or the kind you pound in with a hammer?" (Get it? thumb tacks - tampax)

1 comment:

becca said...

If you don't get it, you're normal. my husband said it was unlikely everybody would get it. The guy on the other end heard 'thumb tacks', not 'tampax'.